Lawyer: Misdemeanor Plea Deal Offered to Dunn, Others in HP Case

State prosecutors offered to drop felony charges against former Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and the four other defendants in the company's boardroom spying scandal if they agree to plead guilty to a misdemeanor, a defense lawyer said Thursday.

Next Week: Another Beta Exam for Vista Consumer Support

Microsoft expected to put another Vista exam in front of beta testers next week.

Prosecutor: Calif. May Drop Charges Against Investigator in HP Scandal

The state will likely drop criminal charges against a low-level investigator in the Hewlett-Packard Co. boardroom spying scandal because he already pleaded guilty to similar crimes in federal court, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Supreme Court Rejects IBM Employee Suits

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider an appeal brought by a group of IBM Corp. employees who accused the company of age discrimination when it altered its pension plan. The lawsuit could have cost the company $1.4 billion.

Feds Probing Stock Options Grant to Jobs

Federal investigators are still examining whether any of the accounting shenanigans at Apple Inc. rose to the level of criminal behavior, even though the company has cleared CEO Steve Jobs and all current executives of any wrongdoing in an internal stock options backdating probe, according to a person close to the matter.

First Windows Vista Exam Now Live

Exam 70-620 now available, as well as two new-generation exams for SharePoint implementers.

Developers Get Exam Discounts Assist

Microsoft is pushing to get more developers with MCAD and MCSD.NET titles to upgrade their certifications to the new-generation MCPD, by providing discounts on the MCPD upgrade exams.

Cisco Shifts Senior Executives to India's Tech Hub

Wim Elfrink's climb up the corporate ladder has taken him from Holland to France, Italy, Switzerland and the United States.

New Year, New Vista Exam Beta

Microsoft releases another exam for Vista-related MCTS title.

New-Gen SharePoint, Exchange Exams Go Beta

The Microsoft Learning Group plans to take no time off during the holidays, with work continuing this week on beta testing for several exams.

MCITP: Enterprise Support Upgrade Exam Hits Beta Phase

Upgrade exam for MCDST certification holders goes through testing rigors in next two weeks.

MCP Exam Discounts, and the Protection of Exam Insurance

Exam discounts are back and "second-shot" offer returns in a new form, dubbed "Exam Insurance."

HP Says More Cost-Cutting Ahead

Now that the company's past the pretexting scandal, company returns to work on last year's plan to cut 14,500 jobs and overhaul its retirement packages.

Vista, SQL Server BI Exams in Beta

Microsoft puts four new exam in front of testers.

IBM Pays Tech Workers $65 Million To Settle Overtime Lawsuit

International Business Machines Corp. settled a federal class-action lawsuit Wednesday, agreeing to pay a total of $65 million to 32,000 technology workers who claimed the company illegally withheld overtime pay

IT Director Charged with Hacking Former Employer

A former Source Media Inc. executive was charged with hacking into the company's computer system three years after he was dismissed, and tipping off employees whose jobs were in jeopardy, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Microsoft's New Vista, Office, Exchange Certs on Track

Right on the heels of the releases of Windows Vista and Office 2007 to manufacturing, Microsoft has released some details on its new-generation tracks for those software releases.

Vista, Office, Exchange Certs on Track

Microsoft follows product releases with new-generation certifications that focus more on job skills.

File Sharing Admin Gets Prison Term

A network administrator for a peer-to-peer Internet file-sharing system has been sentenced to five months in prison for copyright infringement.

Like Windows Vista, Exam Almost Here (But Not Quite)

Preliminary information on new Windows Vista exam numbered 70-620 appears on Pearson Vue testing site this week.

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